Week 24 Birds Up, O's Down (16 - 22 Sept.)

Here's Brian Matusz throwing a baseball - Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Who's hot and who's not for the Baltimore Orioles

Pitchers
Mike Belfiore http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png DNP
Zach Britton http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png DNP
Wei-Yin Chen Downnew_medium Chen has struggled in September.  He was knocked around for a career-high 11 hits on Wednesday and needed 101 pitches to get through 5.2 innings.
Scott Feldman http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png He's been pretty solid since the beginning of August.  Had two starts this week and was solid in both, although somewhat inefficient.
Kevin Gausman http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Goose ended the week with a solid 4 innings of relief, but the inning we'll all remember came on Friday.  A quick run let Tampa back in the game and sparked an 18 inning game.
Miguel Gonzalez Downnew_medium O's needed a huge start from him on Saturday and instead got 5 walks.  Not the way to help rest a bullpen that had to pitch a ton the night before.
Jason Hammel http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Had another bland start on Friday, even if he did leave his team in contention to win.
Tommy Hunter Upnew_medium Has come through in a big way for the O's.  Saw action in three games, totalling 4.2 scoreless relief innings.
Jim Johnson http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Losing streaks are not great for closers.
Steve Johnson http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png One inning of relief.
Brian Matusz Upnew_medium 2.2 innings of relief and 5 strikeouts.....no hits allowed.  Solid.
T.J. McFarland Upnew_medium Living on the edge with 4 walks in 4 innings, but ended up pitching all clean innings.
Bud Norris Downnew_medium Took the loss for allowing the run in the 18 inning game.
Darren O'Day http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Came back from an injury to add two scoreless relief innings.
Troy Patton http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Only recorded two outs for the week.
Francisco Rodriguez Downnew_medium Added to the O's misery with a poor relief performance on Saturday.
Josh Stinson Upnew_medium He's seeing some high leverage action and holding his own.
Chris Tillman Upnew_medium Dropped a QS, but got no run support in a 3-1 loss up in Boston.  Tillman did allow 7 hits, but backed it up with 8 Ks.
Catchers
Steve Clevenger http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Saw one start because Wieters caught 18 innings the night before.
Chris Snyder http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png Would you even know this guy was on the team without looking at a roster?
Matt Wieters Downnew_medium Nothing really positive to say about either his defense or offense this week.
Infielders
Alexi Casilla http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png 0-3
Chris Davis Downnew_medium Nothing positive to say about his offensive performance either:  4-28 with a triple and a homer.
Ryan Flaherty http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png 0-2
J.J. Hardy Downnew_medium Several Orioles picked a bad week to not hit.  Hardy's line was no better than Davis:  5-27 with a double.
Manny Machado Downnew_medium 4-27.  Ouch.
Dan Johnson http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png 0-1
Brian Roberts Downnew_medium Probably the best week out of the infield because he had 4 hits AND 3 walks.
Jonathan Schoop http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png DNP
Danny Valencia Downnew_medium Pretty solid earlier in September, but didn't follow up this week:  5-23 (although he did have a game-winning hit).
Outfield
Chris Dickerson http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png 0-1
Adam Jones Downnew_medium Pretty miserable week for Jones as well....4-26
Nick Markakis Downnew_medium 4-25.  This gets more miserable as we go through the roster.
Nate McLouth Downnew_medium 2-19
Michael Morse Downnew_medium 1-8.  Exhibit number one of a trade not working out for the O's.
Steve Pearce http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png DNP
Henry Urrutia http://assets.sbnation.com/assets/217757/dash.png DNP
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